Chelsea v Swansea Betting Tips August 8th 2015
Tip #1: Back Chelsea -1.5 @ 2.10 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72 with bet365.com
Our recommended offer for August is £200 first deposit bet* from Bet365.com. *T&C apply
Chelsea v Swansea Betting Tips: Match Preview
Chelsea opened the season with a match from the Community Shield against Arsenal, a London derby that the team lost with 0-1. While the pre-season games were satisfying overall, the team lost one of them against New York Red Bulls, and recorded two ties afterwards in regular time, coming on top after penalties.
Overall performance rating 51%, winning none of the last 4 matches, with 2 losses and 2 draws. Against Swansea, Chelsea has seen no resistance in the last 5 games winning all 5 of them, scoring 13 goals and receiving just 2. Most recent meeting on Stamford Bridge was last season, a victory with 4-2, followed by a visit on Liberty Stadium, a victory with 5-0.
Overall record against Swansea W6-D3-L1, with the loss coming in the League Cup, back in 2013. Since then the Blues have recorded a draw and 5 consecutive victories. The odds for Chelsea to win are quite low @ 1.33 but the Asian Handicap betting markets look good.
Chelsea -1.5 @ 2.10 is definitely worth picking up, considering that the team managed to score 9 goals against this team last season.
New players in the team so far are: Nathan from Atletico PR for 6.2 million, Asmir Begovic from Stoke for 11.2 million, Radamel Falcao on a loan from Monaco and Danilo Pantic as a free agent.
In terms of results, and on paper, Swansea did not have a productive pre-season. The team recorded just one victory drawing the rest of the matches, with overall performance rating of 41%.
Tough opponent to face in the opening round of Premier League, with 5 consecutive losses in the recent years. However last season in the game on Stamford Bridge, Swansea managed to net 2 goals, the only goals in the last 5 matches.
Good season for Swansea last year, finishing 8th overall with 56 points. The team was a strong visitor as well, gathering 24 points, 2 short from Manchester United and 3 away from Liverpool. New additions to the team so far are: Kristoffer Nordfeldt from Heerenveen for an undisclosed amount, Eder from Braga for 7.5 million, Andre Ayew from Marseille as a free agent and Franck Tabanou from St. Etienne for 5.5 million.
Competitive mid-table team, that posses threat to any Premier league team that underestimates it. It’s doubtful we would see this on Stamford Bridge, with realistic expectations for Swansea to lose this match. The draw is priced @ 5.00 from bet365.com while the away victory is @ 9.00
Last season’s Premier League winner will face a familiar and perhaps a rather easy opponent, whom they have beaten 5 times in a row scoring 13 goals in their net and receiving just 2. In three of those games, Chelsea has won with a difference of 2 or more goals, hence we recommend backing Chelsea -1.5 @ 2.10 with bet365.com
Judging on the goals scored in both games last season, and Chelsea’s offensive play style in the recent years we expect an Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72 too.